Nicki came down to Chichester to study History at the University in 2004 and has stayed in the area ever since. After graduating she worked for the Army in a Military Museum and then the publishers Wiley Blackwell in Chichester.
Nicki became interested in the charity sector following the sudden death of her father whilst she was at university. She trained and volunteered as a bereavement counsellor for the charity: Cruse Bereavement Care. It was a role she found greatly rewarding, especially when working with children and young people who had been bereaved.
She also took on the voluntary role of Publicity Co-ordinator for the West Sussex Area of Cruse, and subsequently chose to pursue a career in the charity sector, and in 2012 joined local charity – the Aldingbourne Trust, as a Marketing Assistant. In her role she worked to promote independent living for adults with learning disabilities and the charity’s New Building Appeal.
In January 2017 Nicki joined Dementia Support, and is looking forward to getting those doors open at the Hub so this new, exciting charity can provide the much needed dementia services for local people.
In her home life, Nicki is a keen baker, a royal history enthusiast and walker.